Tuesday, 26 May 2015

OOTD: Floral Midi Dress

Floral scuba material midi dress: ASOS (Similar)
Black and gold clutch: Zara (Similar)
Black faux snakeskin court shoes: Next (Similar)
Red lipstick: c/o Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red
Red nails: c/o Bourjous 5 Are You Reddy

I had this dress in my saved items on ASOS for weeks upon weeks. The £60 price tag was just a little too much for me to ever justify when things like a house and a holiday come into the equation. During my daily browse on ASOS I always kept my fingers crossed it would be reduced. One day they answered my prayers and it swiftly become mine at a bargain price of £36. That should be a lesson to always keep things in your saved basket and check online daily. Eventually you'll be able to splash out!

Shamefully after owning it for a month I only just got around to wearing it last weekend. I've been stuck in a bit of a stye rut recently. The weather has completely thrown me and I've not really been sure what to wear. Not to mention I've been overindulging a lot recently and been feeling a lot more heavier. I've been living in jeans and feel like I've lost my midi skirt mojo. These last two outfits have reminded me exactly why I love the midi length/ retro look so much and I've felt much more like myself. It's true that you feel a lot more ready to take on the world if you're wearing something you love!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

OOTD: Pink Midi Skirt

Pink textured midi skirt: H&M (Similar)
Black roll neck vest: ASOS (Similar)
Black faux snakeskin court shoes: Next (Similar)
Black faux fur clutch bag: Topshop (Similar)

This is my fall safe skirt. It's what I pick when I'm panicking ten minutes before I'm due to head out about nothing in my wardrobe looking decent. When that double helping at dinner immediately feels like a huge mistake. I know I can pop it on and immediately feel all right again. The gorgeous colour and length makes an all-important statement. In my opinion it only needs a few simple accessories to make it work - I like it let the colour take centre stage. I always pair it with black and oversized clutch, then I can head out the door with 5 minutes to spare.

Do you have an item of clothing that's your go to when you're having a mare?

Saturday, 23 May 2015

A few favourites #3

I thought I hadn't done of these for a while and I'm loving or rather getting obsessed with a lot of things. Things I think you should know about. So here we go!

1. Peaky Blinders Boxset
It may have taken me a long time to finally get around to watching this series but now I've fallen completely head over heels. I'm a massive fan of Cillian Murphy anyway and he is absolutely superb in this. He's just so good at being chilling and has such great screen presence. He really doesn't have to say much, his facial expressions tell everything. Helen McCoroy is fantastic as Aunt Polly too. I love a fierce woman. Gangster themed TV shows/films are my favourite genre - I blame watching Goodfellas as a teenager for making me wish I was part of the mafia. 2016 is so far away for season three so I might just have to watch them all over again.

2. Sleek True Colour Lipstick Candy Cane 773 c/o
I always think if you're going to plaster on some lipstick, it's the brighter the better. Sleek always have such a great selection of bright hippies. This one has got the tendency to be drying so I need to make sure I'm on my lip balm game. But it's such a gorgeous colour and so perfectly summery, I'm willing to let that go. Just one slick and you're ready to hit the ground running.

3. Ravel blocked heeled sandals
These were one of those totally necessary but unnecessary purchases. I really don't need any more shoes but they're my favourite thing to buy. During a dangerous browse of TK Maxx, I came across these and immediately needed them for my holiday. I'm a sucker for a bit of leopard print, a block heel and a sandal so when I noticed they were £30 and real leather, I decided to go without eating that week. Thanks to the chunky heel they're actually fairly comfortable. The straps could have the potential to give blisters but the leather will soon give and then they will be PERFECT!

4. Pineapple trinket tray
Everyone and their mother is going crazy for pineapple themed products at the minute. I picked this cute trinket from Paperchase while I was buying a birthday card. I like the rule of one present for you and one present for me. That's how it works right? It was only £6.50 and I thought it'd look right at home on my dressing table. I use it to pop my everyday jewellery in before I go to bed.

5. Paperchase Listbook organiser
I love writing lists, in fact I write things I've already done on a list just so I can feel accomplished. I can't be the only one? This year was going to be the year that I took my blog a lot more seriously and although I've been really happy with the content and the way it's growing, I've not been putting in as much effort as I should have. Real life has got in the way of things. But I've still got seven months of the year left to make a massive push so in a bid to get organised, I treated myself to this organiser to pop in my bag. I'm going to use it to write down post ideas, schedule posts and remind myself of product reviews. Nothing like some new stationary to give you some motivation!